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Almond growers hope for a few bee-friendly dry days

Blooming almond blossoms are one of the signs that sunny weather is on the horizon, but lately with the heavy rains sending the blossoms cascading down to the ground, it's looking more like a winter wonderland than a bellwether of spring.

February 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public has until Friday to voice opinion on high-speed rail placement

The time to chime in on the Merced to Sacramento section of the proposed High Speed Rail corridor is drawing to an end, as Friday is the final day to comment during the initial scoping period.

February 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus County Fair welcomes new CEO

After sorting through 43 applicants interested in leading Stanislaus County's popular and successful fair, the 38th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors selected Christopher Borovansky as the fair's new chief executive officer.

February 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


SEA CADETS: FRONT AND CENTER

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Princeton Division and Training Ship Princeton underwent their annual unit inspection on Tuesday night. They were inspected for uniform neatness and quizzed about Naval and Sea Cadet information. They were also honored at an awards ceremony in front of family and friends.

February 24, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Man dies after being hit by car

An unidentified man attempting to cross a rain slickened and darkened street was struck and killed Tuesday evening in Turlock.

February 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Irrigation season to begin March 18

It may still be raining, but the Turlock Irrigation District is already hard at work planning for irrigation season.

February 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local medical relief worker recounts experiences in disaster-torn Haiti

Brad Brewster is glad to be home. After spending two weeks in Haiti as part of an International Medical Surgical Response Team deployed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Turlock man is thankful for the everyday conveniences that he had taken for granted before his eye-opening trip.

February 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock couple make Valentine’s a profitable prospect

Rachelle and Denver Hodges are pretty savvy when it comes to prices and that shrewdness helped them take home just over $11,000 in cash and prizes from their appearance on "The Price is Right."

February 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Retired teacher honored for hospice volunteer work

Hospice of Emanuel named its 2010 Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony held Feb. 11. Jim Norby, a retired educator and Turlock resident, was given the honorary title and a plaque commemorating his efforts.

February 19, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Turlock man to lead turkey federation

Yubert Envia is ready to talk turkey. As in the idiom for getting down to business and in the literal sense of the plumaged fowl that is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal.

February 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area for homeless shelters topic of public forum

An area in the southwest of Turlock will likely become a city-approved zone for homeless shelters, should the City Council follow the guidance of citizens at Thursday's city-hosted Senate Bill 2 community workshop.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock Youth Cheer wins big at Nationals

The Turlock Youth Cheer varsity and junior varsity teams put their best feet and pom poms forward earlier this month at the Jamz National Championship in Las Vegas and came away with gold and silver.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Local residents fight hunger on an empty stomach

About every seven seconds, one child dies from hunger. This is why over 30 people will come together for a 30-hour famine Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 at St. Francis Anglican Church to raise money to save the hungry children of the world.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Parenting classes offer support for teenage mothers

The San Joaquin Valley has the highest teen birth rates in California. The Turlock Family Network is reaching out to help those local teens and young adults become the best parents they can be by expanding their parental classes.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


TID balks at groundwater ordinance language

A proposed Stanislaus County ordinance, intended to prevent inappropriate uses of groundwater, has drawn the ire of the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors as harmful to local farming efforts.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New year to offer a host of employment opportunities in Turlock

If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayors compete in bell ringing to raise money for Salvation Army; local high schools follow suit

While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locally grown products fulfill every Christmas wish

It is time to forget department stores and parking chaos, because fresh and locally grown products can make for the perfect gift for any and everyone during the holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Longtime Turlocker makes Swedish potato sausage an annual tradition

In the meat section of Village Fresh Market there is a laminated paper posted on the back wall with Scandinavian dancers holding a Swedish flag that reads: "Swedish Potato Sausage." While it is unclear how long the paper has been there, Jim Stevens might be the person to ask.

December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Cuts is a cut above

Name of Business: California Cuts

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent US citizen celebrates 104 birthday

Asiat Tamrazian has 32 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Thursday also marked her 104 birthday.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teacher’s Feather Raft invention wins regional challenge

Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A BLUSTERY BLUNDER

What happens when you combine wind and rain? You get a hazardous combination. Just ask Turlocker Craig Mathews who found a dead tree uprooted on top of his truck Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID approves 2015 budget with electric rate increase

While Turlock Irrigation District customers can expect an increase in electrical service rates at the beginning of the new year, one thing that will not change is the district's currently implemented solar program.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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